“It says the chief requested approval of the gift and the word grant was never used”
SFPD: 60 Laptops Were a Grant, Not a Gift? [Petrelis]

“We really need to start insisting our government workers produce travel and expense records more voluntarily on their sites.”
Mirkarimi’s Hotel Tab So Far as Sheriff? [Petrelis]

“The landlord group Plan C didn’t make any effort to negotiate anything in good faith, so the tenant and housing people went and put this together on their own.”
The Chron gets the condo deal wrong [SFBG]

“We’re an emergency management organization that plans when there’s no emergency.”
S.F. office plans for disaster every day [Chron]

“One reason is that people may be going to the wrong site because they assume that a San Francisco website promoted by the mayor would be near the top of a Googled page for ‘EpicenterSF’”
Discover SF’s Central Market/Tenderloin Website, Epicenter-sf.org [BeyondChron]

“I suppose it makes sense that a city that legislates as if it were a state would have much in common with, and great influence in, the politics of its actual state. Folks in Yolo County should enjoy their runoff elections, enrollment in local schools and Happy Meals while they can.”
City policymakers casting big shadow across state [Ex]

“The resolution, if approved, would also ask city officials to examine fees charged to City College and determine if additional savings or in-kind support could be offered to the institution.”
San Francisco urges City College to use funds for classes [Ex]

“Ford said the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement could not keep up with the volume of wage theft in San Francisco. That is why the office relies heavily on community groups to refer victims.”
S.F. Lacks Data to Set Minimum Wage Policies [PP]

“While Sup. Scott Wiener talks about homeowners fixing rotting handrails, very few CEQA suits or appeals are ever filed over that kind of thing. “
CEQA change moves faster in SF than Sacto [SFBG]

“The entertainment permit was granted after Live Nation met with neighbors and the community and reached a deal on a scaled-back plan for the concerts.”
America’s Cup music event permit is appealed [Ex]

“Users can analyze activity by department, program and type of spending.”
San Francisco unveils new website to monitor city spending, revenue [Biz Times]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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